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1973 National Championships of Great Britain - Championship Section

Date:
Saturday, October 6, 1973

Venue:
Royal Albert Hall, London

Test piece:
Freedom (Hubert Bath)

Adjudicator(s):
Eric Ball, Havelock Nelson, Lt Col Douglas Pope

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Brighouse & RastrickJames Scott793
2CWS (Manchester)Derek Garside1992
3Black Dyke MillsRoy Newsome991
4DalmellintonAllan Street1790
5Camborne TownDavid Johnston389
6Ever ReadyEric Cunningham1688
-Besses o' th' BarnIfor James12-
-B.R. SwindonB. Stone18-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryRay Oughton6-
-City of CoventryAlbert Chappell5-
-Cory Major Arthur Kenney8-
-Desford CollieryErnest Woodhouse4-
-Grimethorpe CollieryElgar Howarth1-
-GUSStanley Boddington13-
-HendonDon Morrison10-
-LochgellyEnoch Jackson14-
-LutonAlbert Coupe15-
-Patchogue PlymouthJ. Hall2-
-Rogerstone C. Brian Buckley11-

Prizes:

1st: £500
2nd: £200
3rd: £100
4th: £75

The winning band was also presented with a Decca LP recording offer.
The winning conductor was awarded a presentation score of the test piece.

The Spotlight on Service was given to George Thompson.
The Insignia of Honour was awarded to Bert Sullivan.  



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BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor


               

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